International CD release with the Estonian Festival Orchestra, Friday March 13
This week, the Estonian Festival Orchestra launches its new album — Mythos — dedicated to the music of Erkki-Sven Tüür and featuring three key works recorded live in concert. Tüür’s Symphony No.9, which forms the centre piece of the album and is dedicated to Paavo Järvi, was recorded live at its 2018 world premiere performance in Tallinn celebrating 100 years of Estonian Independence. Both Incantation of Tempest (dedicated to Veljo Tormis) and Sow the Wind were recorded live in 2016 and 2019 respectively at the Pärnu Music Festival, home of the Estonian Festival Orchestra.
“The strong relationship which Erkki-Sven Tüür and I have had for over forty years now, has been one of the pivotal points in my musical life” commented Paavo Järvi. “I consider him to be one of the greatest living composers and am particularly happy that this anniversary release features the world premiere performance of his important 9th symphony. This album also draws together all the elements that are most important to me in my work with the Estonian Festival Orchestra – bringing new life, energy and visibility to Estonia.”
Mythos is available to order internationally from March 13 and for download on apple music